Crime Explainers Football News Gangsters and criminals News

Who is Terry Adams?

THE Clerkenwell crime syndicate is one of the most powerful crime organisations in the UK, formed by Terry Adams in the 1980s.

This is all about the leader of the crime organisation also known as the Adams Family or the A-Team.

Central News

Terry Adams now lives with his wife in a housing association flat[/caption]

Who is Terry Adams?

Terry Adams was born on October 18, 1954, in London.

He created the Clerkenwell crime syndicate with his brother Thomas “Tommy” Sean and Patrick “Patsy” Daniel John.

They were all born to Irish parents and together with eight other children they lived in their family home in Barnsbury, Islington.

It was thought that he retired from being a frontline in crime in 1990, as a secret squad set up by the police and the MI5 was listening to recordings of his calls.

The criminal gang was expanded to include other family members and close childhood friends.

On March 9, 2007, during a hearing at the Old Bailey, Andrew Mitchell QC said: “It is suggested that Terry Adams was one of the country’s most feared and most revered organised criminals.

“He comes with a pedigree, as one of a family whose name had a currency all of its own in the underworld.

“A hallmark of his career was the ability to keep his evidential distance from any of the violence and other crime from which he undoubtedly profited.”

What crimes has Terry Adams committed?

Terry Adams committed a series of crimes through his organisation such as drug trafficking, extortion, hijacking gold bullion shipments and security fraud.

The organisation was also linked to 25 gangland murders of either rival criminals or informants.

They were linked to the shooting of the “Mad” Frankie Fraser who was an enforcer for The Richardson Gang in July 1991, however, this was not confirmed.

Adams was good at hiding his links to crimes from police until he was arrested in April 2003 after detectives found art and antiques in his house which were valued at £500,000.

They also found £59,000 in cash and jewellery worth more than £40,000.

He also admitted a single specimen money-laundering offence on February 7, 2007, and received a jail sentence of seven years.

Later that year in May, he was ordered to file reports of his income for the next 10 years.

However, he was called to appear before the City of London Magistrates court in August 2011 as eight breaches of his Financial Reporting Order were found.

Where is Terry Adams now?

On May 18, 2007, Adams was ordered to pay £4.8million in legal fees to three law firms who previously represented him through the UK’s free legal aid scheme.

When he appeared before a High Court in London on July 2014, he was ordered to pay another £650,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The debt kept tolling up for Adams, who claimed to be penniless as he was ordered to pay another £700,000.

In November 2017, a district judge sitting in Weston-Super-Mare ordered Adams to either pay the amount in 30 days or face prison for two and a half years.

In February 2019, Adams managed to pay back £50,000 to the Westminster Magistrates Court even though he claimed poverty.

That month, it was also reported that Adams was living with his wife in a housing association flat.

Crime Explainers Football News Gangsters and criminals Murderers and serial killers News

Who is Dale Cregan and where is he now?

AFTER 10 years, the horrifying acts of Dale Cregan live on with the families that lost loved ones.

Here we tell you all we know about Cregan, the crimes he committed and where he is located now.

Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were the two female officers killed by Dale Cregan

Who is Dale Cregan?

Dale Cregan is a convicted murderer born on June 6, 1983, at the Tameside General Hospital.

He was the middle child of three children and their father left the family and then married a former policewoman who worked wth the Greater Manchester Police.

His first crimes were dealing drugs at the now-defunct Littlemoss High School before he left to live with his sister in Tenerife for 18 months.

When he returned to the UK, he started collecting firearms such as machine guns.

He began dealing more drugs too such as cocaine.

Cregan is known as ‘One Eye” because of his missing left eye.

It is not known how he lost it, however, he now wears a black glass eye.

What crime did Dale Cregan commit?

Other than drug dealing, Cregan killed four people.

On September 18, 2012, police officers Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes were sent to Abbey Gardens in Mottram, Longdendale at around 11am after they received a report of a burglary.

The police had received a fake 999 emergency call, which was later to be found that it was made by Cregan.

Upon arriving at the house where the supposed burglary took place, they were attack with 32 gunshots fired from a Glock pistol within 31 seconds and with one M75 grenade thrown too.

Fiona Bone was 32 when she died while Nicola Hughes was 23.

Once arrested, police also found that he was the one who murdered 23-year-old Mark Short.

Short was shot dead in the Cotton Tree pub in Droylsden on May 25, 2012.

Then he also killed his father David Short, 46, with a gun and grenade attack at his home in Clayton on August 10, 2012.

He was charged with the four murders and with four separate counts of attempted murder.

At first, Cregan didn’t plead guilty, however, on February 12, 2013, he took responsibility for the murders, claiming that he regretted killing the young female officers.

He later on also pleaded guilty to the murders of Mark and David Short.

His actions earned him a life sentence in prison.

Where is Dale Cregan now?

Cregan was initially taken to the HM Prison Full Sutton, where in August 2013, he went on a hunger strike.

He was moved to the psychiatric Ashworth hospital in Liverpool in September 2013.

On March 2018, they moved him back to Manchester.

However, in September 2020, it was reported that he was moved back to the psychiatric hospical.

Celebrity deaths Crime Explainers Football News Gangsters and criminals News

Where are the Kray Twins buried and can you visit their grave?

THE Kray twins ruled the London underworld from 1957 until they were jailed for murder in 1969.

We take a look at where the infamous gangsters were buried.

Hulton Archive – Getty

Twin brothers and organised crime bosses Ronnie and Reggie Kray[/caption]

Where are the Kray Twins buried?

The Kray Twins are buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery in the London Borough of Waltham.

Ronnie was buried without his brain after police pathologists secretly removed it, Reggie testified.

Stephen Gold, a solicitor for the Kray Twins at the time, looked into the issue as to why the pathologist decided to remove the brain when it was already confirmed that Ronnie had died of a heart attack.

He found that the brain had been sent from Wexham Park Hospital to a neuropathologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and then sent back to Wexham Park Hospital.

Read More on the Kray Twins


Brothers Fonseca dress as Krays as they look to rule East London


Kray twins were enforcers in Great Train Robbery, says former top cop

Mr Gold also tried several attempts to learn more about the testing on Ronnie’s brain samples but he was denied by the Information Commissioner.

The brain of Ronnie was eventually buried at a second funeral, their elder brother Charlie testified.

Are the Kray Twins buried together?

Ronnie and Reggie are buried with their older brother Charlie Kray.

Their parents Gary Kray and Violet Annie Lee are also buried in a family plot alongside the infamous gangsters.

The first wife to Reggie, Frances Shea is buried in the same plot.

Shea sadly died aged 23, on June 7, 1967, from taking her own life.

It is believed that Frances’ death led Reggie to excessive drinking and his downfall, before him murdering Jack McVitie four months later.

Before going to prison, it is believed that Reggie visited her grave, sometimes more than once a day.

Can you visit their grave?

Yes, you can visit Krays Corner at Chingford mount cemetery – Chingford Mount Cemetery in North East London.

Once you enter the cemetery you need to head up to the top left-hand corner of the cemetery where they are buried.

The cemetery covers 41.5 acres and is planted with mature trees.

The cemetery was opened in 1884 on the site of the house and grounds of Caroline Mount.

It was taken over by the London Borough of Waltham Forest in 1977 and the lodge was subsequently replaced with a less inspiring structure.

When did the Kray Twins die?

Ronnie remained in Broadmoor Hospital until his death on March 17, 1995, after suffering from a heart attack at the age of 61.

Reggie was allowed to attend the funeral out of prison in handcuffs.

Reggie was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2000, eight and a half weeks before his death from cancer.

Their reputation preceded them even in death, with onlookers crowding the streets to catch a glimpse of the famed gangster’s coffin as it was taken through the East End.

Crime Drugs Explainers Football News Gangsters and criminals News

Who was Craig Rolfe?

CRAIG Rolfe was one of three men who were found shot dead in the Rettendon murder.

Get to know more about the troubled life of Craig Rolfe.

Craig Rolfe (right) was killed alongside Pat Tate (left) and Tony Tucker (centre)
Enterprise News and Pictures

Who was Craig Rolfe?

Craig Rolfe, 26, who was a violent cocaine addict who was born in London’s Holloway Prison.

According to his neighbours, he was a keen motorist and always had different cars on his drive as if he was a car dealer.

“There were rumours that he was involved with stealing cars and selling drugs,” one recounted in a local report from the time.

“One time I saw police literally dismantling a car on his drive.”

Read more on gangsters


Life, crimes and death of the infamous Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie


UK’s ‘most notorious prisoner’ Charles Bronson granted public parole hearing

At the time of his death, Rolf reportedly shared a three-bedroom detached house with his girlfriend of seven years Donna Jaggers and their six-year-old daughter.

 A woman living nearby suggested the couple seemed quite secretive and had very little contact with their neighbours.

“They were rarely seen,” another resident commented.

Was Craig Rolfe part of the Essex Boys?

Due to his reputation as a drug addict, it is widely assumed that Rolfe was part of the notorious gang.

After all, the Essex Boys were mainly involved in drug deals during their reign of terror in 1980s and 1990s.

They were thought to be major players in the ecstasy trade that fuelled Britain’s booming rave scene.

How did Craig Rolfe die?

Craig Rolfe, 26, was found shot dead in a Range Rover on an isolated farm track in Rettendon on the morning of December 7, 1995, alongside Pat Tate, 37, and Toney Tucker, 38.

All three of them were “blasted” by a shotgun from close range, lying blood-covered and slumped in the vehicle until they were discovered by two local farmers the next morning.

The victims were all known members of the drug gang, and numerous theories formed surrounding how they came to be shot eight times in a peaceful Essex village.

Michael Steele and Jack Wholmes were the ones that were convicted of the murders after Darren Nicholls – who was the getaway driver – gave evidence against the two.

It is believed that the murder happened over a conflict over money from an armed robbery.

This was after statements made by criminal Billy Jasper were looked at which claimed that he was the actual getaway driver and that Brink’s Mat money launderer Patsy “Bolt Eyes” Clark was the one who wanted them dead.

Read More on The Sun


I’m a mum of 3 – we’ve had no heating for 7 weeks after supplier’s meter mistake


Drivers are AMAZED by ‘magic’ button that will defrost your car in seconds

Met Police DCI Dave McKelvey said, as reported by The Express: “They had the name of a major criminal, said to be behind the murders, the gunman, a credible motive and intelligence linking Tucker and money from the robbery.

“They also had the account of a man claiming to be the getaway driver, but chose to dismiss what he said because it did not fit with their theory about Wholmes and Steele.”